Environmental Rights Group chides Agip for Slow response to Spill in Bayelsa
From Arodiegwu Eziukwu (Yenogoa) Environmental Rights Action/Friends of Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called for a prompt response to the ongoing oil spill in Ikenghenbiri, Southern Ijaw council area in Bayelsa. The group has criticized the slow response of Italian oil firm Agip on the oil spill reported over one... Read more
“ASUU and Government to be more Committed in reaching a Solution” – Catholic Bishops
  A PRESS STATEMENT  BY THE DIRECTOR OF CHURCH AND SOCIETY OF THE CATHOLIC SECRETARIAT OF NIGERIA AND EXECUTIVE SECRETARY/CEO OF CARITAS NIGERIA/JDPC  FR EVARISTUS BASSEY Gentlemen of the press, these are the days when silence is no longer golden, when the fear of being drowned in the cacophony... Read more
Nigerian Troops repel Boko Haram Attack near Legislators’ Quarters
Nigerian forces and members of Boko Haram clashed in a shoot out near the main residential compound for lawmakers in Abuja on Friday, state security services said, the first clash involving Islamist militants in the capital this year. A security team was searching for weapons after a tip-off from... Read more
NDDC Commissions Solar-powered Street Lighting for UNIBEN
In line with the Transformation Agenda of Mr. President, the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has commissioned 149 units of solar powered street light at the University of Benin, Edo State. Speaking during the commissioning of the light project, the NDDC acting Managing Director/CEO, Dr. Christy Atako, said the... Read more
“No New PDP in Bayelsa State”, Says State Branch of Embattled Ruling Party
  The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State has denied the existence of a new PDP in the state, saying the party remained a united body marching ahead to fulfill its destiny as laid down by the founding fathers.   In a statement in Yenagoa, the ,Secretary of PDP... Read more
NDDC Boss warns Partner-Banks of Consequences on Delaying Speedy Service Delivery
The Acting Managing Director NDDC, Dr. Christy Atako has warned that the Banks Partnering the Commission faced the risk of being blacklisted if they frustrate the efforts of contractors at speedy projects delivery. Dr. Atako who handed down the warning at a meeting with Representatives of the Banks said... Read more
Landslide: We warned residents against putting up structures in a ravine – SEMA
By: Diana Okon-Effiong The Cross River Government says it expects residents of flood-prone communities to comply with its earlier admonition to relocate to safer areas to save lives. The government’s position was restated Thursday in Calabar by Mr David Akate, the Director of Information, for the State Emergency Management... Read more
Don’t turn Taraba to State of Impunity — Femi Falana
From: Diana Okon-Effiong, Calabar Human Rights Lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), has appealed to key players in Taraba politics to desist from turning it to “State of Impunity’’. He sated this in Calabar in an interview with journalists at the on-going bar conference at Tinapa Resort. According to Falana... Read more
NDDC to Hand over 600-metre Ibeno Bridge, Donate Computers to Tertiary Institutions in N/Delta
The 600-metre bridge across the Qua Iboe River in Akwa Ibom State, built by the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has been completed and would be officially handed over to the benefiting communities soon. Inspecting the 6.7-kilometre Iko-Atabrikang-Opolom-Iwuo Achang road and the 600-metre bridge on Friday, the acting Managing... Read more
Youth Involvement in Agriculture takes Centre Stage as Nigeria Launches new Initiative at Economic Summit
President Goodluck Jonathan will launch an agricultural initiative at the opening of this year’s Nigerian Economic Summit (NES) 19 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja today (Tuesday). The programme, referred to as Nagropreneurs programme, is targeted at encouraging youths into commercial agriculture. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural... Read more